When legendary singer Aretha Franklin died, she did not have a will or trust. Her four sons have filed a document listing themselves as interested parties, reports say. Franklin died last week from advanced pancreatic cancer. She was 76. In addition to her sons’ filing, Franklin’s niece has asked the court to appoint her as a personal […]

Aretha Franklin is in hospice care at her home, a source close to the 76-year-old singer told CNN’s Don Lemon. Word of the “Queen of Soul” being gravely ill was first reported by Showbiz 411. Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman told CNN: “She has a great family, she’s surrounded by love, and the world is sending […]

Your Highness, say it isn’t so!                                                                                                   […]

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The Queen of Soul turns 74 today. Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tenn., but spent most of her childhood in Detroit. Though she never recorded for Motown, she undeniably was part of the legendary soul sound pumping out of the Motor City in the 1960s. Her father, C.L. Franklin, was […]

The Queen of Soul and Alan Elliott’s latest battle over Amazing Grace has been going on for more than six months and two film festivals, but they think they might have a deal – if they can get more time. “Since the entry of the First Order in September 2015, the Parties have been engaged in […]

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is following closely on the heels of Patti LaBelle‘s sweet potato pies success. In addition to donating food and…


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*It’s a new year and Aretha Franklin has plans to start fresh with trying to conquer her fear of flying. The Queen of Soul is…

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Martin spoke with Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin about the impact of losing one of music's most beloved voices during Monday's edition of NewsOne Now.